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parties are. >> they are going with the american economy and the global economy. closer you get to the fiscal cliff, i think the less likely it is that the u.s. will be funded over and. >> okay, let me ask about tax reform. mutual political last week that a balanced approach to placing the sequester with benefits and revenues should accelerate tax reform, and i believe it's fully possible this year we work on a bipartisan basis. how does that square with the people that say that the tax reform is going to lose out because of scheduling and needing to deal with the debt ceiling and the looming sequester and house republicans concerned that if they do anything on tax reform, that they may leave themselves open to the senate not taking action. therefore, they have taken in on popular vote for no reason. >> first of all we have to solve this debt crisis in terms of sequestration and in terms of the full faith and credit of the u.s. and. we are not going to accomplish tax reform in the next six weeks. so we have a deadline that cannot basically be moved for what we need to do in the
and the economy. >> it's my pleasure to welcome you here to the brookings institution on a soggy day. it's not too hard to come in from outside on a day like this. this is the fifth growth through innovation forum that we have held at brookings but i'll give you a little background in a minute. it's the third one that we are conducting publicly. the phrase growth through innovation is an important part of the vocabulary to at brookings. we have what we call for institutional priorities under which we try to cluster all of the work that are more than 100 scholars do here. those for priorities are energy and climate, opportunity and well being, managing global change, and growth through innovation. this is i think exactly the right moment to be having today's event. we are in a period of transition in our national leadership here in the capital, of course. we have a new treasury secretary, chief of staff coming in. we'll be having a new commerce secretary, labor secretary, and, of course, the 113th congress is settling in on capitol hill. the forum is going to address the issues of how to reinvigora
dan kerman is here to explain. >> when the economy outwith the economy in the dolldrums three years ago, congress created the payroll tax holiday, which cut the payroll tax from 6.2% to 4.2%.for 2011 and 2012. meaning more money in your paycheck to spend to help get the economy going. well that so called holiday expired at the end of last year. meaning your payroll tax goes back up 2% meaning less take home pay. here's what it means. households making between 40 and 50 thousand dollars will see 579 dollars less this year. those making between 50 and 75 thousand dollars will see about 822 dollars less this year. those making between 75 and 100 thousand dollars will pay 1,206 more in tax, or 100-dollars a month the big question is, will this impact the economy? since consumers have less in their paycheck each week, even if it's 25$ a week, will they spend less? some forecasters say definitely. others say we've paid this rate for years and this 2-percent will have little impact over the long term. especially when you consider that middle class tax rates are not going up. >> pam: now th
economy could dip, throwing all of the numbers off. >> that's going to have a very significant effect on revenues in california. >> reporter: the govern's budget that was released last thursday will be revised or updated in may. that is when we will truly know if our surplus plus has grown with the economy, or if it has dropped. >>> it doesn't look like survivors who filed lawsuits against pg & e are for the deadly san bruno explosion will go to trial. during a hearing in san mateo county superior court today, attorneys said they have come up with a process that should take about 90 days to settle the remaining legal claims. about 320 residents filed suit, and so far mediation efforts have netted settlements for some 120 plaintiff. >>> family members and politicians are calling for more resources to prevent military suicide as the number of suicides last year surged. numbers obtained from the pentagon show there were 349 suicides by service men and women in 2012. that's almost one a day, and also 48 more than the year before. military experts say the total may climb before it falls,
ceiling. >> reporter: he said if washington fails to act on the debt creel, the national economy could dip, throwing all of the numbers off. >> that's going to have a very significant effect on revenues in california. >> reporter: the govern's budget that was released last thursday will be revised or updated in may. that is when we will truly know if our surplus plus has grown with the economy, or if it has dropped. >>> it doesn't look like survivors who filed lawsuits against pg & e are for the deadly san bruno explosion will go to trial. during a hearing in san mateo county superior court today, attorneys said they have come up with a process that should take about 90 days to settle the remaining legal claims. about 320 residents filed suit, and so far mediation efforts have netted settlements for some 120 plaintiff. >>> family members and politicians are calling for more resources to prevent military suicide as the number of suicides last year surged. numbers obtained from the pentagon show there were 349 suicides by service men and women in 2012. that's almost one a day, and also
is banking on the $70 million-plus, the service will pump into the airport and the local economy each year. and we understand that delegation from san jose that was on that inaugural flight is still in japan tonight. live from san jose international, stephanie traung. >>> how to best prevent oakland from shootings and sheet violence. the safety committee voted to brought in extra help. but it won't say about the figure at that decision. jean elle is in oakland where that meeting has been going on for hours. and they kind of passed the buck. >> reporter: the safety committee listened to hours of emotional testimony. mostly from people concerned about bill bratton's tactics. after a rowdy meeting, the committee voted to support outside help but not bill bratton. they say his reputation is just too toxic. hundreds of people at an oakland public safety meeting booed police chief howard jordan. >> let the public speak. >> reporter: stopping the chief from explaining why he supports to spend $250,000 to hire police chief bill bratton for advice on how to stop violent crime in oakland. >> why don
force should help stimulate the economy and after criticism over low pay and benefits it helps boost the retailers image. >>> the san francisco law that requires public construction projects hire a percentage of local workers is set to success the city could expand it. now city manager john wants lower requirement for tech companies that want tax breaks. right foul those employers only have to show they are trying to hire locals for some entry level jobs. >>> lance armstrong doping and deception could cost him millions of dollars. the u.s. postal service sponsored his team from 1990 to 2004. the government has rejected his offer to give back $5 million. armstrong's confession airs to tomorrow. but the world antidoping agency says it will take more than a tv interview. >>> the board of supervisors gave initial approval to a ban on smoking at fairs and festivals including the fillmore jazz festival. promotions would have to mention no smoking is allowed at though events. it would also require one no smoking sign and announcements every two hours at the event. the idea needs final appro
-stop service will pump into the airport and the local economy each year. stephanie truong, nbc bay area news. >>> another cold start to your day but warmer temperatures. >> a heat wave. >> relatively speaking. i'll take it. >> come this weekend you might be sending me thank you letters. you can address them, nbc bay area, we're accepting those areas. we do have a warmup. it's gradual. it will take some time. marla is right on point as usual. it is warmer out there today, we'll hit the mid 60s in some cities. a murky layer of haze over san francisco. it is a spare-the-air day. it's illegal to burn the fire wood unless it's your only source of heat. the temperatures right now, you don't even need that fire wood. sunnyvale just hit 50 degrees. 48 in san jose and 49 in livermore. hazy sunshine for today. temps in the 60s. we'll see more 60s than 50s. by tomorrow, four to six degree warmup after we get through one more cold start. then as we get through the weekend, the 70s are possible. some of your beaches, we'll talk about which ones coming up. >> the good news is, marla keeps her floor heater
years. the city had high hopes this would be a boost to the economy but passengers are rerouted through san jose's biggest competitor. sso, which is indefinite. no estimate on when the planes will possibly be flying again. live from shows for abc7 news. >> thank you very much, amy. >> at two safety meetings a closer look at the collision of a tanker at the bay bridge, "overseas raymar" which scraped against the tower. the bar pilot changed course at the last minute passing under the bridge near treasure island under foggy conditions. the san francisco manner exchange will look at fog rules. the federal investigators say it could take months to determine the true cause. >> governor brown will attend a uc board of regents meeting to discussion the proposed budget and the impact on uc wanting to keep further tuition or fee increases off the agenda. university of california schools will get plenty of financial help from taxpayers after voters approves proposition 30. he wants more teaching, less research, and more students accepted from community colleges. >> san francisco's law banning pub
with border enforcement, jobs and the california economy. since 2007 there's been less need for unskilled labor and a greater demand for workers with degrees. immigrants from asia, especially india, tend to be more highly educated. >> we see the united states of america as a pretty much gold mountain where we have endless opportunities to achieve. >> reporter: case in point, victor lu, he came to the united states as a refugee from vietnam and went into the restaurant supply business 25 years ago today. at 80,000 square feet his store is now one of the largest and most successful of its kind in the south bay. >> my parents both came about 33 years ago with nothing, no english. very limited english still today, but they decided to start a business and it flourished and with everybody's support it is what it is today. >> reporter: in the south bay, len ramirez, cbs5. >>> all this dry weather has put a dent in the snowpack now down from 137% to 109, but look at last year, 12% of normal. any snow on the mountains? any rain in your backyard? i got your forecast coming up. ,,,,,,,, get beauty
that the republicans have backed down from what the white house calls the threat to hold the u.s. economy hostage. >> thank you, steve. we will have continuing coverage throughout the weekend, our political analyst will join our team ofrespondents as the president begins his second term. the big public swearing in is on monday. >> i remember four years ago it was bitter freezing temperatures. it will be better, jeff? >> yeah, looks more mild and that is good news in washington, d.c., a lot of them have coats to keep them warm. back here in the bay area, it's all about the mild weather coming our way and in fact today we started to warm up. let's look at the huge temperature surge. we started off at 30 in gill role and th-- in gill row and tn went up to 60. for the mavericks, the waves are beginning to slowly increase four to five feet, but as we go the sunday, the swells that are building in hawaii will get here and we are looking at 20-35 foot waves possible out at the mavericks, but the entire coast line will have dangerous waves and rip currents so you may want to leave the water up to the exp
. >> what's the biggest misconception about our economy? >> is that the did he haeficit biggest problem we face. the deficit is not the biggest problem we face. the biggest problem we face is jobs. and wages. >> for decades we've been told don't tax the upper class because the less tax they have, the better it is for the middle class. true or false? >> false. the idea of the job creators belies -- the truth about the economy is the vast middle class, everybody is aspiring to join the middle class, they are the job creators because their spending creates jobs. >> we've been sold on this for years. >> i don't know why they've been sold on this. trickle-down economics, the idea if you give more tax breaks to people at the top and companies at the top, you're going to create jobs, has been proven over and over again to be false. >> some amazing insight. what's next for robert reich? he says if the president asks, he would go back to washington. as for now he loves teaching at cal and just released his latest book called "beyond outraged. "you can find the segment on nbcbayarea.com/the intervie
in office. >>> it felt like the economy was starting to turn. at the same time the interest rates kept getting lower and lower. >> taking advantage of a housing boom in the golden state. the sign the housing market is recovering in california and the rest of the country. >>> welcome back to first coast news at 11:00. it is 9:00 -- cbs 5 eyewitness news. it is 9:00, january january 20th. i am anne makovec. >> and i am phil matier. i just got word that president obama did complete his swearing in. >> yes. he did it before the top of the hour. >> the president just finished his private swearing in ceremony as we just mentioned at the was. supreme court chief justice roberts is there and using the first lady's family bible. here it is. >> i pa rack hussien obama do solemnly swear. >> that i will faithfully execute. >> the office of the president of the united states and will to the best of my ability preserve, protect and defend the constitution of the united states so help me god. >> congratulations mr. president. >> thank you mr. chief justice. thank you so much. >> thank you, sweet
. >> tech production tends to sink lower when the economy is struggling and when things are going well, drive us out of recession according to ross duval, study author. things are booming now and the numbers would support that. according to a new report on startups compiled by researchers, silicon 1234r50e8 12 was the best place in the world to start a company. >>> that might explain the area's number one ranking notice milken study but also consider these tidbits. san jose's wage growth dropped almost 2% in the last year, per the u.s. labor statistics and santa clara's unemployment rate, while a steady 7.7% is good for just seventh best in the state of california. >> job growth here greatly exceeds what we're seeing in any other metro area in the country. the challenge is there are still many families struggling as we know. unemployment exceeds 8% in san jose. >> and council mann's remarks there summarize the situation well. we are adding the most jobs of any place in the country here in silicon valley. that's true. startups are flourishing. but the overall economy by standard measure
does not raise the debt ceiling the economy could crash and there could be delays for social security checks and veterans' benefits. >>> things that men will do to i am privilege women. an aussie free diver says he got into the sport to win over a few girls at the public to impress women. he won more than the girls. the 32-year-old is making a nam for himself in diving. he can actually hold his breath under water for 6 minutes and 40 seconds. he is a champion in the second most dangerous sport in the world and he credits the peretti local girls he pretty local girls he met. >> he challenged them at the bar. >> he became an australian champion. >> he was on "60 minutes." he drops down over 200 feet. >> good luck. >>> 5:19. coming up, hear why the key to beating the falcons might not be colin kaepernick after all. >> plus, the cbs station in green bay makes good on our 9ers packers championship game bet. don't miss it. >> oh, boy. so... [ gasps ] these are sandra's "homemade" yummy, scrumptious bars. hmm? i just wanted you to eat more fiber.
or not to do. >> reporter: if washington fails to act on the debt ceiling the national economy could -- [no audio] >> reporter: because of the potential risks to our state budget that is one reason they say they want to create that $1 billion reserve and where the budget stands, that will be better known in may when we will know if the surplus has grown. ken pritchett, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> 49er fans are looking forward to a huge game this weekend. if they win they will go to their 6th super bowl. saturday night the 9ers destroyed the packers and a lot of fans are confident they will do well against the falcons. the championship game is sunday in the georgia dome and fans are optimistic even though the last time the 49ers won a road plaintiff game was 24 years ago. >> it is exciting wherever they win. there, here, no matter what it is still great. >> 49ers gear is selling fast. we checked with sf sports in san francisco, they say they are completely sold out of colin kaepernick jerseys. ktvu channel 2 news will have coverage of the championship game on sunday at 9:30 a.m. with championsh
will help boost the u.s. economy. the retail giant plans to hire more than 100,000 veterans over five years. wal-mart also says it'll buy $50 billion worth of american-made goods over ten years and help part-time workers who want more hours move to full time. >>> on wall streeshths stocks finished the day mixed. strong retail numbers boosd the dow, which rose by 27. nasdaq, though, lost six point way,ed down in large part by apple. the day was a dubous one for apple which closed below $500 a share for the first time in 11 months. apple is reportedly cutting its orders for iphone parts suggest sales are lacking. for the day apple dpe cliend about $15, more than 3%. >>> facebook took a page out of apple's play book today by inviting the media to a big announce. but as robert honda reports, the new product didn't quite live up to all the hype. >> news agencies from around the world came to facebook's mystery announcement today. founder and ceo mark suker burg unveiled graph search, an advanced search capability that will ultimately allow users to search the data base through their own friends'
. officials were very excited of the potential boost to the economy. four flights have left san jose if japan since friday. now flights have been canceled. the status for the passengers is to be determineed. mineta said he needed to get back on saturday in time for president obama's inauguration. the f.a.a. is now inspecting the new 787's. >> president obama this morning will reveal new gun proposals in the wake of the sandy hook elementary school making the announcement before 9:00 our time, and he will be joined by children who wrote letters. we will find out exactly what the president proposes and how his daughters are part of the debate. developing news from san jose where police are senatorring for a man who reportedly tried to pull a toddler from her mother's arms as mom stood in front of the home at 5:30 last night on dayo court. the mother said the stranger made a comment about the toddler and that made her uncomfortable so she picked up the child and the man grabbed the girl's legs and tried to put her arm. mom broke free and called police. the suspect is described as hispanic, 20 to
for economy right? that does not seem to be just a problem just yet. >> what scares me the most is that inflation. i am not worried about the boogeyman or jayson more he's is where are my dollars today and in 40 years? if consumer price information is tame we are not losing pricing power. >> basically you can search your friends alike on facebook. investors are not too thrilled but you seem to like this. >> it is kind of a search. facebook is no wonder facebook is a search company. have you ever used yelp? >> yes and yelled is being hammered because of this announcement. >> we have not made are couple page yet. >> i am not going to go to yell, i will go to you on facebook to see what your favorite restaurant is. when you get into a situation where you say you like lord of the rings i will trust you more than the chronicle's review. i don't of the chronicle has a review but the point being is i trust my friend's information and referrals more than i trust what i see on a yelp or other web sites like that very >> what is good about that is that it keeps people on facebook even lon
the economy at rigs being. boeing fell 2% in after hours trading after faa grounded dream liners. and apple stock went up 4%. >> a veteran actor spent golden years here in the bay area has died. he was best known for the role in "diff'rent strokes", playing a wealthy white widower raising two sons of his african american housekeeper. a native of canada he had a long career in the movies and stage a cording to his daughter he died at home in livermore. conrad bain >>> a coalition of consumer groups is asking the federal government to take a look at the lending practices of san francisco based wells fargo bank. >> that is right. they're concerned about a program they claim is like a pay day loan product. >> michael finney is here now with a story of a woman comparing her experience to a debt trap. >> yes this, wells fargo prefers to call the program a direct deposit advance, charging 1 path $50 for every $20 borrowed. your loan must be paid in full when the next check arrives. the fee on the loan is equivalent of a percentage rate of 108%. a 30 day loan, 91%. annette smith of rockland needed
. >>> in silicon valley, the technology economy, there's a reason we call things version 2.0. sometimes things need a little adjustment before they're ready to re-roll out. >> at this point there's no word on whether passengers on friday's flight will be rerouted. air india has grounded its dreamliners for the time being. >>> san jose are telling parents to be on the lookout for a man who tried to rip a child out of her mother's arms yesterday. this is a sketch of the suspect. an east san jose mother told her the suspect came up to her and her children in their front yard yesterday afternoon. she told us she knew something was wrong when he kept saying how beautiful her children were. shortly after he grabbed the 2-year-old daughter by the feet. >> when he knelt down, he grabbed my daughter by her feet, by her -- her ankles, and he -- i kind of picked her up. as she fell back on me, we were tugging at each other. and her bottoms were falling off. and then eventually her boots fell off. >> the mother didn't want to be identified there on camera. the mother was able to wrestle her daughter away and r
today and santa clara county has the top ranked economy in the nation. in 2011, the south bay was a distant 51st in the country. the san francisco, san mateo, marin region is lumped together and was rated number 36 in the country - up from 57 in 2011. and the east bay is number 155 - up from 168 a year ago. the santa monica based the study. it indicates the south bay claimed the top spot thanks technology industry. >> jacqueline: 60s expected for the weekend in several locations with upper 60s a look outside at the satellite and radar with this area of high pressure. it is driving the storm will to the north. not much rain for the next several days in fact, blue skies and warmer conditions. tomorrow, still chilly. 29 in napa santa rosa. for fairfield, also the 20's and 30's in concord, pleasanton but opera 30's for the bay shore and the south day. 43 in san francisco. 60s in the south bay in cupertino, campbell, milpitas. more low 60s for the inland valleys. 60s in concord, livermore and also 60s for the east bay shore. overall, not three like january. temperatures unseasonabl
. a nod to the struggling economy. president clinton, by the way, holds the record official inaugural balls with 14 in 1997, when he was re-elected to a second term. >> so help you god? >> so help you god. >> congratulations, mr. president. >> regardless of your political believes, it's a proud day for millions of americans. the balls came hours after the president was ceremoniously sworn in before hundreds of thousands of people who packed the national mall. mr. obama delivered an impassioned address, touching on a number of political and social issues, including same-sex rights. nbc's jean elliot joins us from treasure island. the president was bold, as you saw earlier today, and his comments really resonate here in the bay area, don't they? >> reporter: the president made it clear he believes same-sex couples should be treated equally under the law. here in the bay area, same-sex couples say it is an emotional moment because so many are ready to say "i do" legally. >> this could be the year that we actually legally get married. >> i can still fit in the dress. >> francis and jen ar
. and there's the economy, the jobs which was his focus for the first term. >> yes, and we have the fiscal cliffs. the automatic budget cuts, what to do with the federal budget, so yes a lot of things and then as you mentioned, the economy still underneath everything. that will be a big issue as we move forward this year. >> reporter: one last question, what do you think his legacy will be? >> that will depend on what gets done. i mean, you can give all of the great speeches you want and lay out all of the great plans but if you don't get anything done that will be your legacy. we'll see. i mean, right now, healthcare is certainly his legacy, where the economy goes will depend on how he's viewed in the long- term, too. >> reporter: thank you. nice to see you. appreciate it. you can find a link to jamie's blog at ktvu.com. i just spoke to darrell steinberg, mup in my next report, his special issue he's pushing during his visit and how the nation's capital has a different view of california than it did four years ago. reporting live in washington, d.c., i'm tori campbell, ktvu channel 2 news
yesterday the president said congress needs to act fast to avoid hurting the economy. without a deal, the treasury secretary timothy geithner warns that the nation could run out of money as soon as mid- february. that's sooner than originally estimated. >>> it's a different budget situation for california. the legislature's nonpartisan budget analyst agrees with the governor. after years of multi-billion- dollar deficits, california's budget is balanced. increased tax revenues are credited for balancing our budget. >>> well, if you haven't gotten the flu yet, you probably know someone who has. so far, california has not been hit as hard as the rest of the country. but doctors say that could change. cbs 5 reporter kiet do found out the best way to protect yourself is in short supply. >>> reporter: despite signs beckoning customers inside for a flu shot, nearly all cvs pharmacies in the bay area have run out. from san francisco to san jose, redwood city to union city, the nation's largest pharmacy could not keep up with local demand. after calling ne
that if congress doesn't raise the debt ceiling the economy could crash and there could be delays for social security checks and veterans benefits. >>> university of california leaders say tuition hikes can be avoided this fall if the system gets the funding increase proposed in governor brown's budget plan. the quarter billion-dollar increase is less than that what the uc system had hoped. but it's a turnaround from years of budget cuts. the extra funding is due in part to proposition 30, the tax measure approved by california voters in november. >>> 55,000 local students will have the same class plan for part of today lessons on digital media safety. commonsense media is teaming up with the san francisco unified school district for the program. it will cover such toppers as cyberbullying and who to trust online. >>> starting this week yelp will post san francisco's health department inspection results for restaurants next to the reviews. you wouldn't be able to miss them. it will be a number grade from 0 to 100 indicating how well the restaurant fared o
, the national economy could dip and that would likely have a negative effect on california's budget numbers. push >> the biggest risk to our forecast or the analysts' forecasts could come next month and that's from washington, d.c. >> the 2013 budget release by governor brown showed a surplus for the first time in many years and that was thanks to new tax revenue from proposition 30 as well as spending cuts. >>> oakland police investigating a shooting that seriously injured one man. it happened about 8:00 last night on crest avenue. neighbors say they heard about 30 rounds from what sounded likes an automatic assault rifle. the victim ran. he was taken to the hospital in critical but stable condition. so far no arrests have been made. >>> well, oakland's police chief and the mayor, they are working now to stop the surge in violence. 11 people were wounded in shootings over the weekend, six people have been killed so far this year. the police are blaming a lot of the violence on a feud between rival gangs. it started when a young woman was killed last summer. since then, howard jordan says g
investors more optimistic about the economy. the dow is up 69. the nasdaq is up 18. s&p up 7. >>> an influential group of business leaders is pushing for an increase in the full retirement age. the business round table made up of large company's ceos -- companies' secretary of state, says the retirement age should gradually go up to 70. the group is proposing the older retirement age apply for both social security and medicare. members also want to partially privatize healthcare for older americans. they say their plan to help preserve social security and medicare for all americans. >>> 8:44. let's bring you up to date on some of the other top stories we're following for you right now. algerian forces reportedly raided a natural gas plant trying to free dozens of foreign hostages including americans held by militants. but the militants say 35 hostages and 15 kidnappers were killed by algerian military helicopters. they also say that seven hostages including two americans survived. no comment yet on this by the algerian government. >>> back this country, notre dame football st
the failure to raise the debt ceiling would send shock waves through the economy both national and global. that being said, president obama only fanned the flames today painting a picture of government catastrophe based on the facts seems a bit trumped up. >> ladies and gentlemen, the president of the united states. >> reporter: in the first press conference of his second term, president obama wasted little time scaring the day lights out of millions of americans who rely on government paychecks for one service or another, of the consequences of a u.s. default. >> may not be able to pay our troops or honor our contracts with small business owners. food inspectors, air traffic controllers, specialists who track down nuclear materials wouldn't get their paychecks. >> reporter: the president's statement is speculative and not true because, frankly, no one knows what programs will be short changed if the u.s. can't meet its payment obligations. it's never happened before. but here is what we do know courtesy of the bipartisan policy center. if congress fails to raise the debt ceiling the gove
but not with the economy hanging in the balance. >> full faith credit of the united states of america is not a bargaining chip. >>reporter: president challenge is a lot of people we talked to today had no real grasp of what it meant to raise the debt ceiling f.congress raises the debt cell what does it do. puts us more in debt. >> it allows him to borrow more money. >>reporter: half the people we talked to had no idea what the debt ceiling was. she blamed lawmakers. >> i believe honestly they make things purposely confuse to go do whatever they want. >>reporter: so if the president wants to turn up the heat on house republicans he has to make the issue clear and as bruce explains, republicans need to decide if they really want to stand their ground on this issue at the risk of economic down tivrnlt i think a lot has to do yes tea party you want to make a case is this the time to do it and right way to do it. that i think is boehner responsibility to explain that to his caucus members. my unitsing that's what he's planning to do over the next couple days. >>reporter: tea party express issued a sta
and oakland last 71,700 jobs. >>> walmart rolled out a plan it says will jump start the u.s. economy including hiring veterans. they plan on hiring veterans, buying $50 billion worth of american made goods and helping part time workers transition into full time positions. >> facebook made its big announcement today and it wasn't quite as big as some people had hoped. robert handa is telling us about the new feature. >> reporter: the announcement there would be an announcement got the attention of literally the world today. the actual announcement here generated mixed feelings. news agencies from around the world came to facebook's mystery announcement today. founder and ceo mark zuckerberg unveiled graph search that will allow users to search the social network's database through their own friends post and help members zero in on other members who share interests. >> before having tools like this that was really just one half of the equation. people are going to have the ability to make these new connections. it's a new thing. >> reporter: tech analyst says it could help facebook and attract c
the next five years will help jump start the economy. >> about everybody here started in an entry level job, i did. >> reporter: but elmer who works with returning veterans says wal-mart might include extending the officer including all veterans not just the ones coming home now. >> it's a great way to honor their service. i don't think veterans should have to fight for a job. >> reporter: wal-mart is often criticized for its low paying jobs and treatment of workers. today's announcement will likely help the company's imagine. >>> new at 10:00 tonight an armed robbery inside an east bay home improvement store it happened shortly after 7:00 tonight at the home depot in san leandro on davis street. two men one armed with a handgun held up a cashier. there's no word on how much cash was taken. one person fainted and was taken to the hospital. no one saw the man leave so there's no description of the man. >>> sheriff's deputies found a car parked across from the sonoma state campus in santa rosa last night. deputies say they recognized the volvo from a domestic violence case. they said they saw
the economy. >> about everybody here started in an entry level job, i did. >> reporter: but elmer who works with returning veterans says wal-mart might include extending the officer including all veterans not just the ones coming home now. >> it's a great way to honor their service. i don't think veterans should have to fight for a job. >> reporter: wal-mart is often criticized for its low paying jobs and treatment of workers. today's announcement will likely help the company's imagine. >>> new at 10:00 tonight an armed robbery inside an east bay home improvement store it happened shortly after 7:00 tonight at the home depot in san leandro on davis street. two men one armed with a handgun held up a cashier. there's no word on how much cash was taken. one person fainted and was taken to the hospital. no one saw the man leave so there's no description of the man. >>> sheriff's deputies found a car parked across from the sonoma state campus in santa rosa last night. deputies say they recognized the volvo from a domestic violence case. they said they saw blood in the car then opened the trunk a
central to the rural economy of ireland. one burger tested was 33 percent horse meat. >> you heard jimmy joking about the flu season, though, really is in high gear and doctors are urging everyone to get a flu shop. why pregnant women concerned about the vaccine safety can breathe easier. >> and the body-hugging jeans with a twist, the denim that leaves you with a boost long after you have taken them off and silky >> across the country, president obama's proposed ban on new assault weapons and high capacity clips has struck a nerve among those who make the laws and those who enforce them. recently, lawmakers in texas, wyoming, missouri, and tennessee have rushed to introduce legislation to preempt the president's proposal. sheriffs in oregon and kentucky are refusing to enforce any new gun laws but the power to defy federal law are limited and the rhetoric is simply political posturing. >> if you drink a popular juice to prevent health disease or treat prostate cancer, the federal trade commission says you could waste your time ruling that there were deceptive ads over a juice that said
feinstein on a tougher gun safety measure, a ban on assault weapons. boxer said gun safety and the economy are front burner issues, but she'd like to see action on two other issues she believes are especially critical to california, climate change and immigration reform. >>> hundreds of thousands of people are expected in the nation's capital monday for president obama's inauguration. coming up the rush for tickets and the distance some people traveled to be part of history. >>> undergraduate applications to the university of california's nine campuses have taken a big jump this year. nearly 175,000 high school seniors and transfer students have applied for admission next fall, an increase of 8.6% from last year partly driven by a surge in applications from outside california. >>> the tsa is changing the kind of full body scanners used at san jose and oakland airports. it's going to stop using the scanners that show an image that looks like a naked body in the coming months and switch to a different brand that produces a generic image like an avatar. sfo uses the avatar type full body scan
it was in january, twine, the president is still struggling with the slow economy, high unemployment and voters lack of trust and confidence in washington. >> we are poised for a good year if we make smart decisions and sound investments. and as long as washington politics don't get in the way of america's progress. >> before the hard work of the second term begins, the obamas will squeeze in a little bit of sun. in 2009 the president and first lady had a whirlwind night on the town. ten inaugural balls. this year there are just two official balls. one is expected to draw more than 35,000. they will groove to the sounds of smoky robinson, usher, and brad paisley. >> and i like a good party. >> but it could be an early night. the president has a job to do the next day. >> it's been a busy and productive four years. i expect the same for the next four years. >> karen traverse, abc news, washington. >> our coverage of the inauguration begins monday at 4:00 a.m. with a special edition of good morning america. we will also have live streaming coverage at abc7 news.com starting at 6:30 monday morning. >>>
, looking good. >> reporter: they just bought their dream home. >> just felt like the economy was starting to turn. and at the same time, the interest rates were ticking lower and lower. and that created a sense of urgency. >> reporter: they are hardly alone. at this development east of los angeles, sales have tripled over the last year. they're now selling homes faster than they can build them. >> this community is hopping. there's a lot of activity. >> reporter: real estate agent rose says it's a stark contrast to the scene here five years ago when the real estate boom went bust. >> there was a period where it was like a ghost town. >> a really good word for it. desolate. i did a lot of short sales and helped a lot of people move out of their dream homes and had nowhere to put them. >> reporter: and now the opposite? >> absolutely. now we're seeing it come full circle. >> reporter: and then some. >> the master bedroom. >> reporter: they haven't even furnished their four bedroom home with a view, but they have been approached by people
of default. they know that would tank the economy. it would rile up the financial marks. i think they'll kick that down -- markets. i think they'll kick that down the road and have a fight over sequestration. one way or another they'll have a logger head with the president when it comes to cuts and dramatic spending. >> your power play of the week? >> reverend ruiz leon, the church of the president. i've lived in washington 30 plus years and never been inside the church, driven past it plenty. beautiful place. presidents have gone there since 1816. president obama will go there for his preinaugural worship service monday. >> speaking of inauguration, big plans for ask you? are you attending any balls? >> thank god, no. i'm way too old for that. the inaugural ball has the best name and the worst reality of anything i know in washington, but i will cover the inaugural ceremony. i'm very excited about that. >> as will we. we'll see you this sunday. >>> coming up next talk about a lucky find, how much money do you think this 12-pound gold nugget is worth? the answer after the break. >>> and now t
about both the u.s. and chinese economies. in europe both the uk and french markets are up. germany down' fraction. checking in on our numbers right now i'm look hack the the futures. and it does look like a pretty mixed opening this morning for us. that is after a decent day yesterday. s & p 500 close to 1500. so we'll have a better look as we get closer to the opening bell. >>> time now 5:18. a shark attack in hawaii? people are cautiously getting back into the water. where the shark went after a surfer and what kind of shark it was. >>> a night of fun in costumes at the lady gaga concert. there was also a serious message for concert goers. >>> you can wake up with ktvu every morning. get the mornings top stories that develop while you were sleeping sent straight to your cell phone. every weekday morning 6:00 a.m.. get your ktvu morning wake up call by texting the word wakeup to 70123. [ male announcer ] are you a business traveler who can withstand the perils of air travel? can you survive change fees? blackout dates? boarding in mobs? do you actually, in a weird way, kind of enjoy ru
the economy was it down it would be difficult for things to provide those perks, outings, breakfast, lunch. was that difficult? >> we have a partnership with " to go green ". and to listen to all our employees what should we be spending our money on. it often came to things like day today process where if somebody can go out in the community and to donate their time and we will be giving them a day they pay. that does not cost us much but it's got great feedback. so, a lot of it is listening >> susan, i was wondering if this could be the thing that you were looking for as far as criteria from your employees. >> absolutely. we look of the best companies. we listen to what the employees to say and will listen to what the company says. really, what is important for the company and the performance is the people. that balance is very important we have extraordinary companies. like dreamworks. they have amazing practices it is about keeping and hiring great people. >> and tell us a little bit about the business culture has changed. over the past several years were workers are trying to adapt. >>
for market, sellers and buyers and the economy overall. >> reporter: we're not there right now? >> we're really hot. >> reporter: too hot? >> i think so. too hot to sustain. >> reporter: a lot of factors influence that median price including artificially low interest rates and buyers feeling pressure to bid ever higher. the fear is that the whole thing could collapse again. nobody wants to go back to 2009. but the warnings are there. if the market gets too hot, somebody could get burned. in concord, john ramos, cbs 5. >> the industry experts predict the higher prices will eventually lead to more inventory for sale. to see the housing numbers broken down county by county go to our website, cbssf.com. click on news. >>> a barber and father of a five-year-old girl is the first homicide victim of the year in san jose. cbs 5 reporter elissa harrington shows us the victim's family is turning to the public in their quest for answers. >> we don't want to wake up every morning asking the same question, why and who? >> reporter: why 34-year-old ivan segur
of the economy. >> reporter: but the tenants say they are the real victims in this case. in san francisco, i'm da lin, cbs 5. >>> let's check out mobile5 at the ferry building in san francisco tonight. ken bastida on plans to bring back something missing from this popular landmark. ken. >> reporter: yeah. hi, grace. well, if you look up at the ferry building tonight, you see it's bathed in this red glow. that of course is to honor the san francisco 49ers and their championship game this weekend. but in the coming weeks, probably two weeks, they are going to be adding something that's been missing for the past six months. the chimes on the clock. remember how it used to go off at the top of the hour and bottom of the hour? well, they are going to add that back in. and a port worker says people are complaining. they want to know where the chimes are. he says it's part of history and they're bringing it back. >> i think it's a piece of port history that, you know, the chinas have been around. you can't really have a clock without i guess the entire aura o
. >> reporter: good morning. the economy very happy to hear that. we saw a better-than-expected rise in retail sales in december up .5% overall from the month of november. that was better than expected given all the stress regarding the "fiscal cliff" threats and when you lock at the best performing category cars and trucks, 1.6% up overall in 2012 the best year for auto sales since 2007. the numbers overall would have been even better if you strip out a 1.6% decline in the price of gas. now, when it comes to that decline in gas prices, that led to lower inflation on wholesale side of the equation. the producer price index fell two-tenths of a percent last month from the month before. overall, wholesale side inflation in 2012 up only 1.3%. that compared to a 4.7% inacross in 2011 falling gas prices certainly helping out at the end of the year. stock market coming off a mixed day and looking at a lower open this morning. continuing concern over techs including apple and iphone 5 demand in the holiday quarter. a look at the big board the dow is down 2
factor for the drop of immigration from latin america may be the bad economy. a man tried to kidnap a three year-old boy and the middle of the mall in the middle of a store. luckily, the mom spotted him and now we have details about who they are looking for. we will be right back. >> looked back as 829 and looking at the weather here is erica. >> it is sunny but kind of hazy. remembered today as a winter spare the air day, no wood burning out loud. a lot of you probably wish you could because we have several cases in the upper 20s. 34 out the door in san francisco and into the afternoon sunny and warm conditions. mid to upper 50s for most of us and the south bay's bats. it will not be as cold as the past couple of nights. as we transition into the weekend we will have full details on what to expect in my next report. 830 and let's check back with george. >> not tracking any hot spots but the bay bridge ride drive times are holding at 18 to 22 minutes. the bridge was an early morning hot spot along the last several days and it has cleared out. the right to the san mateo bridge still
. and then get washington out of the way so that the economy can take off. they're their are good signs that the economic recovery is getting into a fairly healthy territory. but the threat to confidence, the uncertainty around the recurring crises we've had over the debt limit, over the fiscal cliff have been an impediment. if he can get that out of the way, he could then move to some of his other priorities and watch the economy grow over the next couple of years. >> i want to talk about the priorities in a second. you brought up this standoff. you know, one point, of course, there were democratic majorities in the house and senate, making it much easier to get some of those priorities through. now he only has the senate. how will that affect the president's wish list in the second term? >> well, he has the good fortune on the immigration issue which is one of his big priorities after the economic recovery and growth. from the fact that republicans know from the recent election results that they need to get healthy with hispanic voter. they were way on the downside of that growing con
earned a diploma within four years of starting high school. analysts say the soft economy may be one reason that more students are staying in school. >>> good morning, one last dry day before it looks like we head back to some wintry weather outside. enjoy it while it's around. until the san jose area, we have clear skies, a few high clouds drifting well overhead, but more clouds are on the way. you can see them gathering off the coastline. it will stay dry but by tomorrow that all changes. a chance of rain returning to the bay area. 50s and 60s for highs today. showers tomorrow. >> announcer: this national weather report sponsored by safe haven, starts valentine's day. >>> prince harry returns from afghanistan saying he fought killed taliban fighters. he also says it was a relief to be one of the guys. this morning, the prince talks about army life and response to that las vegas photo scandal. >>> and millions of people want to work for google. a company that will do almost anything for employees. >>> should we whisper out here? >> i think so. no workplace i
economy. home builder confidence holding steady at a seven-year high. taking a live look at the big board. the dow is down 26. the nasdaq up 7. s&p is flat. >>> a chinese factory will start making one model of jeep. chrysler isn't saying which model it will be. but the vehicles made in china will be sold in that country. chrysler sold 50,000 suvs in champion last year. the jeeps will be made by a company that's already building fiats in china and fiat owns chrysler. >>> let's brick up up to date on some of the other top stories we're following for you. we're minutes away from hearing president obama's plan to reduce gun violence. the president will tell us what he wants from congress as ally el -- as well as the executive actions he's prepared to take on his own. the president is tu to speak at 8:55. ktvu will bring it to you live. we'll stream it live at ktvu.com. >>> well, the mayor of london says it's too early to know the exact cause of today's deadly helicopter crash right in the heart of london during rush hour. the helicopter hit a crane on top of a tower. the pilot of the helicopt
of his involvement in doping. >>> turning, now, to the economy, a milestone in the housing recoveries. new figures show home foreclosures dropping 17% to a six-year low last month. and construction of new homes hit a nearly five-year high. >>> people with egg allergies will soon be able to get a flu shot. the fda has approved an egg-free vaccine that will be available soon, but only for people 18 to 49 years old. a new study confirms the regular flu shot is indeed safe for pregnant women and their unborn children. >>> and a remarkable story, now, from that helicopter crash in central london just yesterday. the helicopter clipped a construction crane, burst into flames, killing two people, injuring more than a dozen in the process. but the two crane workers survived. why? because they both overslept for the first time in years and were late getting to work. >>> and finally, something of a controversy at subway. a growing movement, now, online has people getting out their measuring tapes showing that the sandwich chain's famous foot-long sub actually falls one inch short. >> oh, no. >>
the economy. on wall street. the dow soared 84-points to close just shy of 13- thousand-600. the nasdaq jumped up 18- points. and the s-and-p-500 gained eight points. to close at another five-year high. chav >> jacqueline: we did see some temperatures in the 50s and 60s. this unseasonably warm weather will continue for the weekend. temperatures are still chilly in some areas. 30's with upper 30's as we go towards the weekend. low 40's. for the afternoon highs, plenty of 60s. through the weekend and as we see this area of high pressure. it is well to the north. no rain for several days. this will stay intact for wednesday of next week. we will enjoy mild temperatures and still some areas that are chilly. santa rosa, in napa. 28 in fairfield. we could see freezing fog again. temperatures are going to certainly reflect that with concord, pleasanton. freezing, below freezing. take a look at the bay shores. nearly 40's. and for the south bay. 434 san francisco tomorrow morning. it will be warming up tomorrow, 43-4 san francisco. and campbell. san jose, for the inland valleys it will be mainly in th
optimistic about the economy. >> here is a look at the closing numbers. the dow soared 84 points to close to shy of 13,600. the nasdaq jumped up 18 points. and the s&p 500 gained a point to close at another five year high. >> we will have more at the opening bell at 6:30 a.m.. >> toyota motor co. says, it has settled what is to be the first of hundreds of lawsuits claiming the deaths and injuries were caused by problems in toyota vehicles. >> the problems sudden an unintended acceleration in toyota vehicles. the company reached an agreement in the wrongful death case, brought by the family of paul van alfen. and charlene jones lloyd. >> there were killed when their toyota camry slammed into a wall in utah back in 2010. the van alfen case was to be the first of hundreds tried. >> yelp is going to start displaying health inspection information about restaurants, bars, and cafes on its review side. >> san francisco will be the first city in the country to post a new health stores are yelp. >> so how restaurantare restaurn san francisco reacting to the news that their health inspection rating
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